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Was wondering if anyone has used the bead balance system on their motor home tires? Have always had computer balanced on smaller tires but can’t find a dealer in my area to perform that. 

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6 hours ago, mhumm38 said:

Have always had computer balanced on smaller tires but can’t find a dealer in my area to perform that. 

Have you gone to a truck tire store? You didn't put where you are but, I didn't have a problem finding a place like cowsertire.com. I used them last year when I put new Continentals on the coach.

Bill

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Before you use anything on the inside of your tires, be sure you confirm that it doesn't void your warranty. Sealants can make a tire un-repairable as the sealant material can prevent proper adhesion of the patch to the inside of the tire.

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1 hour ago, manholt said:

Patch? Sealants?  OK, I'm Lost...:blink:  What's that got to do with balance and bean bags?

But Carl, if you go to his Blog all will be made clear.

Bill

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On 9/16/2019 at 5:44 PM, WILDEBILL308 said:

Have you gone to a truck tire store? You didn't put where you are but, I didn't have a problem finding a place like cowsertire.com. I used them last year when I put new Continentals on the coach.

Bill

I had the same experience at a local tire store that sells truck tires as well as auto, off-road tires, etc. Their computerized balance machine would handle any size rim up to 24.5"

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On 9/23/2019 at 9:04 PM, manholt said:

Patch? Sealants?  OK, I'm Lost...:blink:  What's that got to do with balance and bean bags?

In general tire companies do not want any "stuff" on the inside of tires as some "Balance Beads, sand or powder" as some call it, may abrade the interior. It is also important that you change the tire valve as the material placed in the tire can clog the valve core or even disable a TPM sensor.  The "bean bags" break-up and the lose "beans" spread out inside the tire.

I expanded my post about "stuff" on the inside of tires as some materials are in liquid form and that would be sealants and possibly even some balance "stuff". These materials can coat the interior of a tire and make applying a tire patch (nail hole repair)  difficult or impossible to reliably stick to the tire so if you put some materials on the inside of a tire and later on pick up a nail and need a patch you may be disappointed to be told the tire store is not willing to attempt a tire repair.

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On 9/23/2019 at 9:04 PM, manholt said:

Patch? Sealants?  OK, I'm Lost...:blink:  What's that got to do with balance and bean bags?

Michelin for instance, will void the warranty if certain things are purposefully put inside their tires. The Tyreon band comes to mind.

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